Once you and your spine surgeon decide that surgery will help you, you’ll need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward. Preparing mentally and physically for spine surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.
If you are having
remember the following
Have someone available to take you home, you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours.
Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medigitcine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty controlling the pain.